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2015: The Year of the Temp

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A recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder showed that US employers are planning to hire more temporary workers this year than last.  The survey also illustrated that 56 percent of employers plan to transition many temps to full-time employees. On top of that, results showed 36 percent of employers are gearing up to add full-time, permanent workers—the best outlook for the workforce in 9 years.

What does this mean for employers?

– A more competitive environment for recruiting talent

– Higher wage negotiations

– The ability to assess temporary employees before deciding to onboard them full time

What does this mean for temporary employees/job seekers?

– Varied available positions

– More opportunity to achieve full-time employment

– Top positions opening: Sales, Customer Service, and IT

– Greater employment demand=higher compensation levels (82 percent of employers said they will be increasing wages for existing employees and another 64 percent will be offering higher starting salaries for new employees)

With this exciting time in the marketplace, we can expect to see the temporary worker on the rise and a booming number of positions open up! Other projected changes in the workplace include: open office spaces, stricter requirements on skill level and education background for applicants, and an increase in minimum wage by 2 or more dollars an hour.

If you are an employee seeking a temporary position, or a company looking for temporary staffing solutions, we can help. Drop us a line at icanhelpyou@myplacers.com.

Join us 1/29: Influencing Cultural Transformation – One Small Step at a Time

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Please join us on Thursday, January 29th (7:30-9AM) for our Outside-In® Talent Seminar featuring guest speaker, Beth Bunting Arnholt. Sometimes change requires large-scale process. But often you can have more impact by creating seemingly small opportunities and leveraging them as catalysts. Beth will share how she influences cultural transformation one step at a time in her role as VP Integrated Talent Management at Comcast/NBCUniversal.

Eventbrite - Outside-In® Seminar: The Happy Harry's Story

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

You should join us if you are:

– An HR Leader

– In Talent Management or Recruiting

– A business leader planning to implement or improve his/her company’s culture

– Looking to expand your knowledge on best business practice

– Seeking HRCI recertification credits*

*This seminar is pre-approved for HRCI credits.

ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER

Beth Bunting Arnholt serves as Vice President of Integrated Talent Management for Comcast/NBCUniversal. In this role she partners across Comcast Corporate, Comcast Cable, and NBCUniversal on the design and implementation of world-class Talent strategies. She works closely with the Cable and NBCUniversal teams to build a culture that takes a future focused, enterprise wide view of talent as a key business driver.

Beth joined Comcast from BDC Consulting where she served for five years as Principal and Owner, providing strategic human resources and organizational development counsel to a variety of companies including Comcast Cable, Conectiv Energy, BAYADA Home Health Care, The Reinvestment Fund, Versus, and The Golf Channel. Prior to BDC Consulting, she held various roles at Comcast Cable, most recently serving as Vice President of Human Resources, and before that, Vice President of Recruiting and Career Development. She also held positions at Acsys Resources, Inc. and Mobil Oil Corporation.

Beth is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, a Philadelphia Advisory Committee member for Women of Tomorrow, and actively involved as a mentor for Comcast/NBCUniversal’s Employee Resource Groups and Executive Leadership Forum. She holds a Master in Business Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. She resides in Garnet Valley, PA with her family.

Upcoming 1/29 Talent Seminar: Influencing Cultural Transformation – One Small Step at a Time

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Please join us on Thursday, January 29th (7:30-9AM) for our Outside-In® Talent Seminar featuring guest speaker, Beth Bunting Arnholt. Sometimes change requires large-scale process. But often you can have more impact by creating seemingly small opportunities and leveraging them as catalysts. Beth will share how she influences cultural transformation one step at a time in her role as VP Integrated Talent Management at Comcast/NBCUniversal.

Eventbrite - Outside-In® Seminar: The Happy Harry's Story

ID-100289097WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

You should join us if you are:

  • An HR Leader
  • In Talent Management or Recruiting
  • A business leader planning to implement or improve his/her company’s culture
  • Looking to expand your knowledge on best business practices
  • Seeking HRCI recertification credits*

*This seminar is pre-approved for HRCI credits.

ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER

bethbuntingarnholtBeth Bunting Arnholt serves as Vice President of Integrated Talent Management for Comcast/NBCUniversal. In this role she partners across Comcast Corporate, Comcast Cable, and NBCUniversal on the design and implementation of world-class Talent strategies. She works closely with the Cable and NBCUniversal teams to build a culture that takes a future focused, enterprise wide view of talent as a key business driver.

Beth joined Comcast from BDC Consulting where she served for five years as Principal and Owner, providing strategic human resources and organizational development counsel to a variety of companies including Comcast Cable, Conectiv Energy, BAYADA Home Health Care, The Reinvestment Fund, Versus, and The Golf Channel. Prior to BDC Consulting, she held various roles at Comcast Cable, most recently serving as Vice President of Human Resources, and before that, Vice President of Recruiting and Career Development. She also held positions at Acsys Resources, Inc. and Mobil Oil Corporation.

Beth is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, a Philadelphia Advisory Committee member for Women of Tomorrow, and actively involved as a mentor for Comcast/NBCUniversal’s Employee Resource Groups and Executive Leadership Forum. She holds a Master in Business Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. She resides in Garnet Valley, PA with her family.

Join us 1/29: Influencing Cultural Transformation – One Small Step at a Time

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Please join us on Thursday, January 29th (7:30-9AM) for our Outside-In® Talent Seminar featuring guest speaker, Beth Bunting Arnholt. Sometimes change requires large-scale process. But often you can have more impact by creating seemingly small opportunities and leveraging them as catalysts. Beth will share how she influences cultural transformation one step at a time in her role as VP Integrated Talent Management at Comcast/NBCUniversal.

Eventbrite - Outside-In® Seminar: The Happy Harry's Story

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

You should join us if you are:

– An HR Leader

– In Talent Management or Recruiting

– A business leader planning to implement or improve his/her company’s culture

– Looking to expand your knowledge on best business practice

– Seeking HRCI recertification credits*

*This seminar is pre-approved for HRCI credits.

ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER

Beth Bunting Arnholt serves as Vice President of Integrated Talent Management for Comcast/NBCUniversal. In this role she partners across Comcast Corporate, Comcast Cable, and NBCUniversal on the design and implementation of world-class Talent strategies. She works closely with the Cable and NBCUniversal teams to build a culture that takes a future focused, enterprise wide view of talent as a key business driver.

Beth joined Comcast from BDC Consulting where she served for five years as Principal and Owner, providing strategic human resources and organizational development counsel to a variety of companies including Comcast Cable, Conectiv Energy, BAYADA Home Health Care, The Reinvestment Fund, Versus, and The Golf Channel. Prior to BDC Consulting, she held various roles at Comcast Cable, most recently serving as Vice President of Human Resources, and before that, Vice President of Recruiting and Career Development. She also held positions at Acsys Resources, Inc. and Mobil Oil Corporation.

Beth is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, a Philadelphia Advisory Committee member for Women of Tomorrow, and actively involved as a mentor for Comcast/NBCUniversal’s Employee Resource Groups and Executive Leadership Forum. She holds a Master in Business Administration from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Delaware. She resides in Garnet Valley, PA with her family.

Everyone is a Leader—How Do You Lead?

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Everyone is a Leader is the hardest Outside-In® value to live and the most important value for us to get right! Culture is our secret sauce and our choke point. Our culture is “free.” Anyone can see it, read about it, experience it, and copy it. Then why is it so hard to mimic? Ego, success, habits, what exists, to name just a few. Giving everyone a chance to be a leader when there are so few good ones? Well, that just might be the point after all. Would you rather have one, or two, or many? I think getting all to embrace and understand the essence of leadership gives us a real marketplace advantage.

ID-100260051Imagine an organization and the advantage it could possess if its workforce dedicated itself to learning about leadership? Would growth be more manageable as key openings were easier to fill? Especially if you can fill these roles from within?

Living a value and being a great leader are obviously different. For our companies we want and expect:

  • All to have a say, especially in customer matters
  • All to learn how to make effective decisions
  • All to learn how to develop leadership capabilities
  • All to practice leadership skills

Leadership Mastery is a 10,000 hour pursuit. Thats 3 hours a day for a really long time—over ten years! Living the value of Everyone is a Leader frankly takes just as much organizational energy. But like I said if we do it well it is a free advantage that is extremely difficult to copy!

Why Use a Temp Agency for High-Level Employees?

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When employers look to temporary agencies to help search for talent, they are commonly filling short-term assignments or roles that do not require an expanded skill set. However, it is often overlooked that temp agencies can also help fill temporary positions needed for higher-level and more specific roles. We spoke to our recruiters and compiled a list of what the most common advantages are of placing a high-level temporary worker.

If your Office Manager is planning a maternity leave, you might want to hire a temp specialist to fill that role with ease until your employee returns. Filling that role temporarily can help ease the tension of the Office Manager’s absence while keeping your business flow productive and efficient.

During a busy time of year when work is at a higher volume than usual, a temporary employee could be a great asset to an accounting, payroll, or back office team during the end of the fiscal year or during a time where hires are at the higher rate than usual.

A temp agency might just be the answer if your company is implementing a new program, beginning a new project, or even restructuring. Having a project manager to oversee the organization of the program or the business could greatly benefit your company and ensure that the plan is executed properly.

Temporary staffing companies can help you find the right people for the positions you need filled. At Placers, we locate viable candidates for a myriad of positions with various skills and experience. If your company is looking to implement temporary workforce plan, we can help. Drop us a line at icanhelpyou@myplacers.com.